Dr Violeta Holmes leads the High Performance Computing (HPC) Research Group at the University of Huddersfield. Her research interests and expertise are in the areas of HPC Systems Infrastructure, Energy Efficient Computing, Cloud Computing, Big Data, and Internet of Things. Her career in Higher Education as a researcher and lecturer in computing and engineering spans over 25 years.
In her role as ARCHER champion she supports activities to broaden the UK HPC user base to new disciplines and communities, and promotes the links between HPC users, developers and researchers across various research groups and institutes at the University of Huddersfield. Violeta worked with 3M Buckley Innovation Centre at the University of Huddersfield in deploying HPC research and development facilities for SMEs and industry, and was HPC academic lead in the Innovate UK (TSB) funded Energy Efficient Computing project at the University of Huddersfield.
As a Chartered Engineer and the IET and BCS member, she supports the advancement and promotion of the careers of women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), Higher Education and research.